Social capital and political participation: understanding the dynamics of young people's political disengagement in contemporary Britain

HENN, M., WEINSTEIN, M. and HODGKINSON, S., 2007. Social capital and political participation: understanding the dynamics of young people's political disengagement in contemporary Britain. Social Policy and Society, 6 (4), pp. 467-479. ISSN 1474-7464

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Abstract

Only 37 per cent of young people voted at the 2005 British General Election, seemingly confirming the oft-cited view that this generation is becoming increasingly disconnected from the political process. Results from a nationwide survey however, indicate that their withdrawal from formal politics is more a result of their scepticism of the way the political system operates, than apathy. Furthermore, they are diverse in their political (dis)engagement. Results from an examination of the relative effects of socio-economic location and social capital are inconclusive, although the data indicate that government social policy aimed at mobilising social capital and addressing socio-economic issues may increase civic engagement.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
Creators: Henn, M., Weinstein, M. and Hodgkinson, S.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Date: 2007
Volume: 6
Number: 4
ISSN: 1474-7464
Identifiers:
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10.1017/S1474746407003818DOI
Rights: © 2007 Cambridge University Press.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:35
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16280

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